Friday, 29 July 2016

Big Brother Canada 5 Now Casting

It has begun again.

Casting for season 5 is now in full swing, and hopefuls have until Monday, October 24th to submit an online application (note the proviso that says that date may be changed at any time). Head on over to the official site  and read the application instructions very carefully. Something else that you should read very carefully is the waiver.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Preview of Episode 6 "Am I Really Operating the Plane?"

There are spoilers here, so I must
warn you NOT to click through,
unless you really want to know...

Recap of Episode 5: "The Little Blind Tugboat That Could"

I really looked forward to this episode. Following two very dynamic and difficult legs in Vietnam, it was supposed to be the gem of the season. Surely this was going to be the best of the domestic legs this year. I wanted to be overwhelmed by the beauty of northwest British Columbia, entranced by the Haida peoples, and most of all, thoroughly entertained by a well constructed TAR leg.

I wasn't. Well, it was gorgeous and the Haida segment was nice, don't get me wrong. But I just felt they could have done so much more with it. And this leg had only 3 tasks, two of which were Roadblocks. No Detour. I think it made for a boring leg, making it very linear. No real flipping back and forth of positions. And the timed seaplane and ferry departures only aggravated the situation.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Preview of Episode 5 "The Little Blind Tugboat That Could"

The seven remaining teams travel back home to Canada, flying into Vancouver, then on to Haida Gwaii.
Thar be spoilers here...

Recap of Episode 4 "Shine Your Light" ...Or Worms in My Mouth, Worms in My Ear

Teams set off from the Mekong Lodge in a late morning/early afternoon start. Note: only two hours separate first and last place teams, so there is potential here for some shuffling, and anyone can win this leg:

Friday, 22 July 2016

MasterChef Canada Season 4 Now Casting

From CTV:
"Canadian home cooks have a chance to show off their culinary chops during the “MasterChef Canada” Season 4 Open Casting Call Saturday, Aug. 6 in Toronto. Home cook hopefuls are encouraged to arrive at 7 am ET at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel (225 Front St. W), with one prepared dish.
Applicants will be given three minutes to plate their dish before presenting it to professional tasters, and as there will not be any kitchen facilities or supplies available, all dishes will be tasted at room temperature. Applicants must also be able to carry everything they need into the audition room. Prospective competitors will be judged on how their dishes taste, as well as plating, creativity, skill, and food knowledge. 
Home cooks can visit the CASTING SITE, where they can complete the online application in advance of their audition, and also read the FAQs. All applicants must be amateurs, and cannot have worked professionally in a culinary environment as a cook, chef, or in food preparation.
Home cooks who can’t make it in person can also apply online before auditions close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 6."
Please read the application instructions CAREFULLY!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Recap and Review of Episode 3 "Toads! Are You Kidding Me"

When last we left our 9 remaining teams in Calgary, Steph and Kristen had won themselves a pair of Express Passes, and last-place Kelly and Kate were saved by a surprise NEL. The Pitstart for the third leg is the pedestrian/cycling Peace Bridge over the Bow River. The starting times are:

Jillian and Emmett 1:49 AM
Stephane and Antoine 3:07 AM
Frankie and Amy 3:39 AM
Joel and Ashley 3:53 AM
Anne and Tanya 4:45 AM
Steph and Kristen 5:05 AM
Julie and Lowell 6:17 AM
Rita and Yvette 6:38 AM
Kelly and Kate 6:43 AM

Preview of Episode 4 "Shine Your Light"

There are SPOILERS here. You have been warned.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Amazing Race Canada 4 Preview of Episode 3: "Toads! Are You Kidding Me?"

What's that I hear? Oh! Could that monotonous drone be the sound of people complaining about teams leaving Canada? Again? Maybe you are one of those complaining that Canada and Vietnam don't have a history or connection. Well, if that's the case, you get an F-minus in History. So, your assignment this week is to find three points and/or events which connect Canada to Vietnam. Go now. GO!

Meanwhile, for the rest of you... There are spoilers here. Proceed with CAUTION. Or don't.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Amazing Race Canada 4 Preview of Episode 2 "Deal Guys? Deal! Deal!"

Well, now. That's an interesting title, isn't it? Sounds like two or maybe even three teams have entered into some kind of agreement. I wonder what that's about? Are these teams going to work together on a task? Or is this a long-term deal? Are there some teams who aren't too happy about Jillian and Emmett winning the first leg? Or does this have something to do with the exes lying to Steph and Kristen? Emmett wouldn't lie to anyone, would he? I mean, if you can't trust a Milkman, who the hell can you trust?

Yes, they've been in Calgary before - in seasons 1 and 2, but they have never had a complete leg there.